One of the most talked about bikes of the year, the brand new aluminium Tripster AT takes Kinesis UK’s years of experience gained with the legendary titanium Tripster ATR and their range of championship winning cyclocross bikes, to create a bike capable of almost all terrains and adventures at an affordable price point.
The Triptser line was developed originally as a trans-continental all-road racing bike – swift across all surfaces, with a beautifully balanced and comfortable all-day ride, while being tough enough to withstand the worst that adventure racing can throw at it. Add in a host of features for carrying luggage, additional bottles and mudguards, plus frame tweaks that support multiple wheel and tyre sizes, as well as groupset options, and you have a true bike for all conditions and all riders. As long as what you are looking for is a fun ride or a challenging adventure!
“AT stands for All Terrain and that sums up the ambition and capability of the Tripster AT perfectly. I’ve ridden it everywhere and over everything in the few months I’ve had it, and apart from very rough mountain bike trails where any adventure bike would be out of its depth, there’s really not much that fazes it. You can bimble along the road quite happily and keep up with road riding friends at sociable speeds, yet turn off the road and explore trails and paths to your heart’s content.” Road.CC
The Kinesis Tripster AT All Terrain bike boasts cutting edge adventure bike features and versatility, allowing it to be built to excel across a variety of uses. Commute on it, ride bridleways and gravel with it, go bike-packing on it, ride across continents on it. The new Tripster AT will take all of this in its stride and more.
With through axles front and rear, clearance for 700c x 45mm or 650B x 52mm tyres, cable routing for any kind of group set, and a frame has been tested to rigorous CEN mountain bike standards, this bike can tackle pretty much any road, track or trail you can throw at it!
Add in multiple bottle cage mounting, rack and mudguard mounts, a flattened top to provide frame pack stability, and the dependability of a British Standard bottom bracket with Kinesis UK proven geometry and you have a recipe for adventure.
During the development of the Tripster AT we also worked closely with the late Mike Hall in the design process and gained from Mike’s knowledge and love of long distance, multi-terrain riding. The final production model features a number of enhancements thanks to Mike’s input and you can see this referenced on the frame graphics.
“The Tripster AT takes the proven on/off road geometry of the titanium Tripster ATR and brings it to an alloy frame at a lower price point. Its features are bang up to date and it adds some useful design highlights that increase its versatility too, like the flattened off tube profiles designed to support bags. It’s comfortable to ride on road, although the 40mm tyres do add rolling resistance. But its real forte is the ability to head onto bridleways and trails. Here, you can tackle tricky terrain with confidence. There’s enough stability to negotiate more technical sections and enough air in the tyres to smooth out the bumps.” Cycling Weekly